Michael J. Romaya Partner
Finance and Corporate Experience
Michael represents lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of commercial financial transactions. He has structured, negotiated, and documented numerous senior and subordinate debt financing arrangements of all types, including secured and unsecured single bank and syndicated credit agreements, multi-currency financing facilities, mezzanine facilities and acquisition financings. His practice also focuses on workouts and restructuring of troubled credits.
Additionally, Michael advises significant companies on different areas of corporate law with a heavy focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He also serves as the outside general counsel for numerous companies assisting them with respect to day-to-day business issues.
In 2015, Michael was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to a three-year term to the newly-created Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs. The commission will work within the Department of Civil Rights and will act in an advisory capacity to the Governor.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
J.D., M.B.A., 2005
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., Economics, 2001
- Leadership Detroit, Class of 2018
- Michigan Lawyers Weekly©, Up & Coming Lawyer, 2013
- Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, since 2011
- Association of Corporate Growth, Detroit
- Chaldean American Bar Association
- State Bar of Michigan
Recent Significant Transactions
- Represented borrower in connection with a syndicated secured credit facility, including a revolving loan facility with swingline and letter of credit sublimits ($250 million).
- Represented lead lender in a multi-bank acquisition financing transaction, involving senior and subordinated positions ($55 million).
- Represented lead lender in a multi-bank financing transaction, including an accordion feature ($50 million).
- Acquisition by a Chinese publicly traded company of a manufacturing business in two states (client's first U.S. acquisitions).
- Sale of a privately owned automotive supplier to a publicly traded company.
- Middle Eastern American Affairs Commission (appointment by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder)
- Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, Board Secretary